Our mission is to protect and improve the health of the animals and people of the State of Maryland, the United States, and the global community through:

- The provision of exemplary education programs to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students through the University of Maryland’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine’s (VMCVM) Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM)

- Cutting edge research programs in animal and public health

- Outstanding Extension and Continuing Education programs to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally


Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for people and animals through the education and development of future generations of veterinarians, the discovery and diffusion of knowledge and the provision of advanced clinical services.